Avg: 3 from 1 vote
|Type:||Ice, 90 ft (27 m)|
|Page Views:||370 total · 24/month|
|Shared By:||Alex Fischer on Feb 19, 2021|
|Admins:||Joe M., Old Timer, jim.dangle|
Birch Tree Gully is a nice, wide ice flow, clearly visible from the road.
Approach: from Christopher Clark Road, walk down the road a mile or so until you get to a big boulder in the middle of the road. A few hundred feet past that is a pullout on the left. Roughly halfway between the boulder and the pullout, bushwhack into the woods, aiming for a faint snow ramp that diagonals up and left through the steep slope above you. Follow this ramp to the wide open talus field (it won't be obvious as talus when looking at it from afar). The start of Diagonal Gully and Birch Tree Gully is just to the right of the top of this talus/snow field. Both gullies start at the same spot; Birch Tree Gully is on the left and Diagonal Gully is on the right.
Descent: bushwhack uphill a bit to get to the trail that runs along the ridge top. Follow the beautiful trail that runs along the top of the cliff band south all the way until you get to the road. You will get to the road a bit southwest of where you park, and you just walk on the road back to the car. You can also descend to the base of the cliff band by a gully to the climber's left, which would be useful if you want to do multiple routes here.